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YES! I've got a wii coming from Spain..Will I have any problems using it in the UK ??

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  1. shippo

    shippo WiiChat Member

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    hey ya'll.
    Luckily for me, my girlfiends mother has managed to pick me up a wii from Spain a few days ago, and I was wondering it anyone knew if I would have any problems using it in the UK?
    Apart from the possibility of getting stung for import duty, and needing to use a EU to UK adapter in the end of the plug, does anyone know if I'm gonna have troubles with connecting and viewing on a UK TV, or if the machine/discs will all be in Spanish,(are they region coded?) or if I need to buy Spanish games for it?
    And if the wifi options will work ok over here, as I'm well looking forward to free downloads overnight.
    I decided to get her to buy it anyway, as I'm pretty positive i can get it to work ok over here 1 way or another.

    Your comments would be much appreciated.
    Thanks
    Shippo :shifty:
     
  2. im_a_super_smash_bro

    im_a_super_smash_bro J'habite on FWONS :D

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    you will have to get spanish games
     
  3. Carnage

    Carnage Carnage Wii Master

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    no i dont think you will, due to it asks what language and it is all one code right?
     
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    xbandaidx WiiChat Member

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    I think its considered the same region as any other europe Wii.
     
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    As long as its 220v it'll work mate. All wii's are region locked locked but spain is the same region as us here in uk mate
     
  6. shippo

    shippo WiiChat Member

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    hey, cheers dudes,
    I'm well happy now you've set me straight (what do those New Zealanders know anyway eh.....LOL)

    cheers
    Shippo

    looks like I'll be heading up Brum tomorrow to see if I can get some more controllers & games for Christmas DAY.....YAY!!!!
     
  7. Dotcomsimon

    Dotcomsimon WiiChat Member

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    They had loads in Gamestation in the pallasades I didnt check the bigger new street branch mate and also nun-chucks and points cards
     
  8. shippo

    shippo WiiChat Member

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    Wicked man, what do you sugget I pick up?
    How many players can play at once with the SPORTS pack?
    Any how many controllers can you plug in at once?
    Do I just need nunchucks? or the other contoller too?
    cheers
    shippo
     
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    4 player can play WiiSports. You can use 4 controllers at once, and I believe Boxing in Wii sports is all you need a nunchuck for in WiiSports
     
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    PersianCowboy WiiChat Member

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    have fun speaking spanish
     
  11. BlenderWizard

    BlenderWizard Banned

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    AFAIK, the Wii's they sell in Spain are the same ones they sell in the rest of Europe, except with the language changed to Spanish in the settings.

    I't's pretty easy to go into settings and change it to English.

    If you've got a wii, I bet you could make yours display in spanish.
     
  12. rtr1900

    rtr1900 Wii or not to Wii

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    Hi,

    You shouldn´t have any problem in playing your English games on the Spanish Wii. Also you can configure the Wii to spanish. The WiiSports comes in English (voices + text) and if you put your Wii in Spanish, only the text will change to Spanish.
    The region is the same.
    The only thing which might give you problems is the TV. Althought I am not sure 100%. I remember when my sister left the UK, She gave here VCR and TV to me and I needed to make some changes because it seemed that the frequency was different. But then again, that was 10 years ago.....

    But if you connect it to a monitor, it is OK.

    HTH

    Johny
     
  13. wiiVan

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    the only thing I can think you'll have to check out is the PAL/NTSC thing... I don't know if Spain is PAL or not...

    *update* just checked a list for you: http://www.rmbwoc.com/vidpage/itvstd.html

    Spain and UK both use the PAL standard; your Wii will work fine.

    -C
     
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    Wait.. I'm new here... I'm from Chile, and my little brother only speaks spanish (he's 3 years old). If I setup my console to spanish (I think I have the option for english, spanish, and french, right?), will I be able to play wii sports (and I hope other games like rayman) in spanish too? That would be awesome!
     
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    shippo WiiChat Member

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    Hi
    here is the wikipedia explanation of PAL
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PAL

    so both UK & Spain use Pal format, but they have slightly different ending letters, which I dont know if will make any difference or not.

    Any ideas?
    Shippo
     
  16. rtr1900

    rtr1900 Wii or not to Wii

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    I have the Spanish Wii, and the games sounds are just English. But when you for example start Boxing, you hear "First Round"on the you will see "Primera vuelta" (or something, sorry can´t remember, as I put it back to English).

    Mostly the games here in Spain are translated with atleast the text in Spanish... But lately a lot of games are turning in Spanish, voice and text.

    Here they dub al the movies, so wy not the games :wink:

    HTH
     
  17. rtr1900

    rtr1900 Wii or not to Wii

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    Your correct, here in Spain we have PAL, In France there is a Special kind of system I remeber..... To make sure their own market keeps happy....
     
  18. ftcmark

    ftcmark Listen up bitches!

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    PAL B, G, D or K are different standards, if one country uses a different standard, it won't work with the other.
     
  19. RastaMahata

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    Here in chile people like things in their original language more than translations (besides, translations done here are rather lame). But still I would like games to have at least the text in spanish if the console is set to spanish dialogues.

    Cant wait to get my nintendo wii!
     
  20. StuMcBill

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    Also you wont get stung with import Tax because Spain is part of Europe!

    And I think it should work fine in the UK!

    France uses SECAM!
     

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